This assignment was also found on the ds106 website, but it is no longer there. For water reason it appears it was taken down. This assignment was worth three and a half stars and didn’t take long at all. Actually, this writing is also part of the assignment. The instructions are to record a short video on vine that shows the downtown of your city or town, but unfortunately vine doesn’t exist anymore. That would probably be the reasoning to why the assignment was taken down. I found it the day vine went down, and now the assignment is nowhere to be found. Once you have the video done you must write a blog post describing what makes your downtown unique. Here is the downtown of my hometown Bennington, Kansas.
I live in the small town of Bennington. We don’t have much for our downtown as you can see. It looks very similar to what you would see in most small towns here in Kansas. Our downtown consists the Bennington State Bank, along with our soda shop and a convenience store. All three of these building are shown in this short clip. What seems to be the pride and joy of our small town seems to be our soda shop. This place is called the Linger Longer and is easy to find. This is one of the few places that makes old fashioned sodas. They are also one of the only places that carry true “green river” flavoring. On top of those two things, they also have the second largest Dr. Pepper collection. When you walk into this place it truly gives you an old fashion vibe.
The next best thing in our town is the bank. This video doesn’t get a great shot of it, but I assure you it is the fanciest building in town. What’s sad about that is the fact that the bank doesn’t even look fancy. It is just a newer brick building with bigger, shinier windows. The Bennington State Bank is well known around our area and is found in a few towns throughout the state of Kansas. The Bank is originally what really put the town on the map, but the Linger Longer has also brought in some visitors.
Other than these two companies our downtown doesn’t consist of much. Our convenience store isn’t anything special, but it gets the job done. Our bar is pretty torn down, and our post office is getting outdated. Overall our downtown isn’t the greatest, but it’s a nice place where traffic isn’t a problem.